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Putin Approval Rating Hits Record Low As Virus Crisis Deepens

  • Opinion poll gives Russian leader least support in two decades
  • Putin has made governors responsible for easing lockdown
Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has fallen to a record low amid widening economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic and the slump in oil prices, Russia’s main export earner, an opinion poll showed.